as promised in a (very unfortunately...) "locked
" thread.... (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8258&start=30#p84686
), as soon as I have found some time to read throught the new publication "Battleship Bismarck - A Design and Operational History", I have found other interesting "contradictions"/"errors" related to the analysis of the shell splashes that we see in the PG film (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPmkOtSveXY
please see minute 5:55-6-20) and in the discussed photo 1
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fd/24/6f ... a4f0a3.jpg
) and photo 2
I'm thus re-opening this interesting thread about the PoW local salvos splashes, hoping we can finally all
get to the only logical conclusion about the "source" of the splashes (being the result of the PoW local controlled salvos fall of shells)....
At pag.227 and 228 of the mentioned new book there are photos of the battle, all of them unfortunately incorrectly/contradictorily captioned, including the very same splashes of photo 1) and 2) above.
is correctly captioned at pag.228 as being a splash from PoW BUT
it is wrongly (and contradictorily vs pag.211 map) timed at 05:56-05:59 (opening phase of the battle ?) when it is clearly after 06:04 (see here for a full demonstration viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8526&start=45#p82888
), despite any theoretical consideration about the actual distance of the shell splashes from BS and PG (as someone was trying to use here in this thread to support the theory of shells aimed at PG: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8526&p=82878&hilit= ... ree#p82875
and viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8526&p=82878&hilit= ... ree#p82878
, showing a shell falling some seconds after
the first one in the film, is captioned at pag.227 in a wrong way, "reporting" the caption of the Bundesarchiv (the one still trusted by a certain "fellow contributor" (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8526&start=30#p82880
), despite any demonstration provided to show him the impossibility of his theory) attributing it to... the Hood (!)... already sunk when the film was turned....but, within the same caption at pag.227, saying that the turrets were turned aft... (that is clearly impossible before 6:03 anyway as per their "original
" battlemap published at pag.211: another contradiction).
This fully confirms what Mr.RobertsonN has (very kindly) written about this new book (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8258&p=84389&hilit= ... yle#p84389
"The authors writing style is such that there is considerable repetition and even contradiction."
I guess the authors have had severe problems understanding the logic, the sequence and the timing of the photos related to the battlemap provided (and explained at length) by Antonio Bonomi from 2005 (being the very base of his work to reconstruct Bismarck track based on photographic evidences, a track fully "embraced
" by the authors....), as demonstrated also by the wrong caption timing of the last photo published at pag.228 (the famous flash effect photo) at 06:04, when the photo could not be taken before PG passed on the starboard side of BS at around 6:08, also according to "their
" own battlemap.
At least, in this case, it's not interpreted as Bismarck firing at Hood....